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Message Board > Miscellaneous > What not to say about an elderly relative ( Moderated by Deepika, EleanorSews, CynthiaSue)

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What not to say about an elderly relative
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Date: 9/29/13 6:12 PM

DH and I were at lunch with someone we don't know well and haven't seen for many years. He told the unsuspecting guy, "we usually go to visit my mom after lunch, but she's gone now." This poor person looked quite stricken until I jumped in and said "gone to Las Vegas on a gambling trip with her friends!"

When she gets back I will tell her about how her dear son is spreading rumours of her demise. She will get a kick out of it.

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Date: 9/29/13 6:24 PM

That's really funny...just can imagine how that guy's face looked.

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Date: 9/29/13 9:48 PM

We usually talk about the printed word's being confusing. Here is a situation of the spoken word's doing the same. LOL.

This woman doesn't have to report when she returns from Vegas, as "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas."

Not quite the same, but here's another one: I had told someone that my step-son had lost his driver's license. Why, what did he do was the response. No, no, his wallet had fallen out of his pocket at a restaurant was his assumption--and he lost his license.

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Date: 9/30/13 11:23 AM

GL - that is hilarious! My 85 year old MIL, though she had a year or two with memory loss (we never figured out why) has a razor sharp mind when it comes to games of any kind and cards in particular. A couple of years ago she entered a tournament (very low stakes) in Vegas and made it to the last table of ten players out of ten tables. She can (and does) tell us all about her winning hands, what the other players had that beat her and exactly how much money she walked away with. So what happens in Vegas gets told regularly and with gusto around here.

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Date: 10/5/13 6:21 PM

English is my husband's 4th language, so life is full of miscommunications.

We sorted out "wrapped" vs "raped" and "teeth" vs "teats" early on, but he still gets "passed away" and "passed out" confused.

Thankfully, when he called me at work to tell me our baby "passed away", I knew the babe had the habit of crying until he turned blue and fainted. Nothing worse. Grew out of it.

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Date: 10/6/13 11:27 AM

Maia - that puts my co-worker's confusion calling her father the "bread maker" in her family when she meant "bread winner" in a whole other category. Glad you knew your DH's language issues well enough to not panic!

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Date: 10/6/13 12:15 PM

Yes, and it's contagious. In my house, you don't take a bath or take a shower, you "take a bathtub".

"Having love" and "making sex" mean the same thing, but the latter cracks me up because it sounds like we invented it.

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Date: 10/6/13 12:31 PM

My other favourite was a Bulgarian co-worker who worked making cakes when she first came here. They have no long "eeeee" sound, just a short "i" as in bit. When her boss found her counting how many "sheet cakes" she needed to make that day, practicing her English, "one sh*t cake, two sh*t cakes....." she got a little lesson in pronunciation.

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Date: 10/7/13 1:31 PM

My dear Japanese niece in law says "have a fun". I love that.

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Date: 10/7/13 4:00 PM


Nothing a DH ever says makes any sense anyhow.. at least you get a laugh where I just am confused....

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